Image from entry, with caption: HBKU students during their visit.
Students from Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), recently visited Rice University’s James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy (Baker Institute) as part of the Public Diplomacy and Global Policymaking Programme (PDGP).
The programme seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding and facilitate dialogue on public policy and diplomacy issues among students from the United States and Qatar, with this year’s PDGP exchange supported by Qatar Development Bank.
Established in 2013, the PDGP exchange programme offers students the opportunity to experience Arab or American culture in an effort to learn how cultural identity, political context, and geography affect policy.
The cohort discussed current issues in public policy. Students offered their perspectives on a wide range of policy issues, such as preventive healthcare, science diplomacy and energy sustainability.